Visual Analytics: Breaching the New Frontier in Business Analysis

Ever since attending a data mining workshop in the late 1990’s I wondered how soon software would evolve to the point where someone could draw meaningful conclusions from data without needing a Ph.D. in statistics or extensive database and query tool experience.   It now appears that we have crossed the frontier into this new era […]

Tableau: Picturing Data on a Virtual Canvas

Recently I have been playing with the Personal edition of Tableau Software, and decided to add it to my suite of analytical tools.  Tableau, which sounds like [TAB – low],  is the French word for “picture” or “drawing” and the Tableau software does just that: it provides an easy way to explore data visually and […]